1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz220/narfarnst/problem.jpg Find T1 through T5 and the force on the right side of the diagram above. (The force balances the weight, so the system is stationary). EDIT: Oh, and the pulleys and ropes are massless and there is no friction. 2. Relevant equations F=ma, various rearrangements of T=m(g+/-a) 3. The attempt at a solution Based on mostly intuition I've concluded that T1=mg (very sure about that one). I also think that T2 and T3 equally share the weight, so T2=T3=1/2mg. T4 has to equal mg+F for it to keep the system up And I'm not sure about T5 but I'm thinking that it equals mg because the system isn't accelerating. But I'm not at all 100% sure an these. Thanks!